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Troubled waters

The Mediterranean is becoming even more deadly for migrants

"I was very scared in the sea. The boat was overcrowded. I could barely move. I was afraid of dying, but even more afraid of being caught by the Libyan police.”

Ali*, a 21-year-old from Ghana, spoke to IRIN shortly after disembarking from a search-and-rescue vessel in Catania, Sicily....

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    The way home

    24 August 2016
    Fighting in CAR in 2013 tore communities apart. Churches and mosques became boltholes for people fleeing indiscriminate killings and rapes. Now, tentatively, the brave or...
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    Booby-trapped bicycles

    23 August 2016
    In a rare report from the frontline in Libya, IRIN finds fighters struggling to cope with the explosive-ridden aftermath of so-called Islamic State

"The UN’s accountability system is broken. It simply doesn’t work." - Anders Kompass

EXCLUSIVE: The ethical failure – Why I resigned from the UN

Aid and Policy


Environment and Disasters



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    244,000 hungry children

    1 August 2016
    Winning the war against Boko Haram means dealing with the aftermath: hundreds of thousands of children with life-threatening malnutrition.
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    Top Picks

    29 July 2016
    Welcome to IRIN's weekly top picks of must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises.
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    Food on the frontlines

    27 July 2016
    Sudan’s scorched earth campaign against rebels in South Kordofan has intensified. The result is likely to be starving civilians.


Human Rights

Politics and Economics